Liverpool's explosive front trio will be hoping to end remarkable 855 minute wait against Man United


Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have arguably been the most destructive attacking trio in Europe over the last 18 months.

They have made scoring look easy at times with Salah even claiming last season’s Premier League Golden Boot.

Firmino and Mane have done more than just chip in, though, with the triumvirate scoring a staggering 117 goals between them across all competitions since the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

They have simply torn opposition defenders to shreds with their lightning-quick movement and devastating counter-attacking nous.

Who knows what might have been had they not been separated by injury on that fateful night in Kiev after Salah was forced off after a clash with Sergio Ramos.

This season, they have seemingly been less effective in front - but that simply isn’t true.

Salah entered the weekend as joint top scorer in the league with ten goals with Mane and Firmino not too far behind on seven and six respectively.

Anfield’s explosive front three will be desperate to carry Liverpool to that first Premier League title but they will have to break a remarkable drought against fierce rivals Manchester United on Sunday to regain top spot.


Staggeringly, Salah, Firmino and Mane have failed to score or even register a single assist in 855 minutes of football between them against the Red Devils.

Brazilian Firmino has scored just once in eight meetings with United - way back in their Europa League round of 16 clash in 2016.

Mane, meanwhile, has failed to find the net in five meetings for Liverpool against the Manchester side while the talismanic Salah has drawn complete blanks in both his clashes with Jose Mourinho’s men.


This is a stat that simply has to change and after their performance against Bournemouth last week, that terrifying front three look ripe and ready to do just that.

They also created heaps of chances against Napoli in midweek showing that they really are not too far off finding their range.

Beating United at Anfield will send yet another significant statement to Manchester City that they simply won’t have it all their own way this season.

If that front three get going, it could be a long afternoon for the United defenders.

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